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APPLI Debuts New Infographic Resource

Updated: Aug 24, 2022

A heatmap of the Appalachian Region's 423 counties and 8 independent Virginia cities showing the percentage of adults reading at or below an 8th Grade level. Find more at



MORGANTOWN, W. Va., August 22, 2022—The Appalachian Learning Initiative (APPLI, pronounced "apply") has debuted a new infographic resource on its website.

The Infographics section allows users to select an Appalachian state to access data showing demographic, quality of life, and public health statistics for each of Appalachia's 423 counties and 8 independent Virginia cities.

"This new resource gives visitors the opportunity to explore the data we collect on Appalachian states and counties," said Founder & Executive Director, Marcus J. Hopkins. "This powerful advocacy tool allows users to learn more about the underlying issues that both impact and are impacted by adult illiteracy and innumeracy and to turn that knowledge into action."

In addition to data points, users are also able to access and download statewide and county-level infographics to share on social media and use for advocacy purposes. At launch, infographics are available only for Alabama and Georgia—a total of 156 infographics—with more states and counties being added in the coming weeks.

Readers can visit this new resource using the following link:

The Appalachian Learning Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in November 2021 that focuses on researching, reporting on, advocating for, and building solutions to address issues related to adult literacy, numeracy, health literacy, and equitable access to services in the 13-state, 423-county Appalachian Region. APPLI is based in Morgantown, WV, and can be reached at for more information.


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